Trees! Sweaters!

I’ve been meaning to post my latest sweater but ’tis the season when it’s dark by the time I get home from work and hard to get good shots. (It would be weird if I took a bunch of selfies by the conference room window, right? I’m so very professional.) Anyway, here’s a quick shot in the waning November light:

The colour looks about right and this is a plain sweater that’s all about the colour. Yarn is Tosh Sport in Sequoia. Isn’t it pretty? I had a scant sweaters worth, which I know sounds like top-down time but I prefer knitting hand dyes in pieces (easier to alternate skeins that way.) So I did a basic back of the envelope set in sleeved sweater, much like this one but redder. I knit the front and back, joined the shoulders and knit the neckband then split the rest in two to use up allll the yarn for the sleeves and finished the second sleeve cap with a couple inches to spare.

I do wish I’d made the neckline a bit narrower. Lesson learned: don’t try to save on yarn there.

In keeping with the tree theme, I’ve been reading The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries From A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben. Interesting, more chatty than science-y and yet somehow I found it hard to get much momentum. Maybe the short chapters? It’s mostly about Central European forests, which is fair enough since that’s where he lives and kind of odd to me since I don’t really think of Europe as the place to go for forests. But of course they have trees there too.

There are some tree illustrations, at least in my edition and I always like a book with pictures.

I’m finding my latest sweater in progress is a bit woodsy looking:

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2 Responses to Trees! Sweaters!

  1. I love that red sweater! That color is just gorgeous.

  2. Pingback: Bright Socks for Grey Days | Stitches & Marginalia

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